Posts Tagged ‘ film ’

13 Questions for ‘Harbinger Down’ Executive Producer and CEO of Dark Dunes Productions, Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki

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July 25, 2014
Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki

We were fortunate to have a sit down with Dark Dunes Productions CEO Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki and discuss his upcoming horror sci/fi thriller HARBINGER DOWN, and working relationship with the practical FX house Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. (Studio ADI) owned by Alec Gillis and Tom Woodriff Jr.  Alec and Tom have over 60 years...
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Oscar Winning FX Company Pushes Back Against Big Studios

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May 16, 2013
Oscar Winning FX Company Pushes Back Against Big Studios

By Will Sterling As the statue was being handed to the winners of the Best Visual Effects Oscar this year, Rhythm and Hues, the company responsible for the VFX of Life of PI, was filing for bankruptcy. Much has been made of the plight of the digital FX powerhouses since then. For artists working in Animatronics...
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Cannes 2012: The Films We Can’t Wait To See

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June 12, 2012
Cannes Film Festival 2012

By Austen Brooks This year’s festival wrapped up on May 27. Here are a few entries to look for in the coming months. AMOUR (Love): Winner of the coveted Palme d’Or, Michael Hanake’s drama about an elderly couple whose love is tested has gotten buzz for its impeccable direction and soulful performances. Look for...
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21 Jump Street: Not New, But Very Fresh

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May 17, 2012
21 Jump Street (2012) - movie - review

By Austen Brooks Nothing about 21 Jump Street is new: it’s a gross-out buddy comedy based on a television series about two cops who go undercover at a high school where they get the chance to relive and redeem their teens. But, somehow, 21 is fresh – probably because it knows exactly what it is...
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Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI): ‘John Carter’ Audiobook Debuts on SiriusXM’s Book Radio Channel

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March 7, 2012
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) - Book Radio

By Demian Russian ‘John Carter in A Princess of Mars’, the new audiobook from Tantor Audio, premieres Thursday, March 8th at 8:00AM on Sirius XM Radio’s (NASDAQ:SIRI) Book Radio channel (Sirius and XM channel 80), giving listeners the opportunity to hear the original Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction thriller before watching the film adaptation, which...
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‘J. Edgar’: Examining Clint Eastwood’s Next Movie

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September 19, 2011
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‘J. Edgar’ is the title of multi-award winning actor/director Clint Eastwood’s next movie. The film is lined up to open the AFI Festival this year on Novomber 3rd. It will then be released in the United States on November 9th and worldwide on Novovember 11th. The film is a biographical drama centering mainly on...
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Wicker Man Sequel Slated for 2012 Release

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August 16, 2011
The Wicker Tree

Rights for the production of The Wicker Tree, a sequel to the classic horror film The Wicker Man (1973) have been granted to the American distributor Anchor Bay Films. The company is already aiming for a 2012 release date in the U.S. The film will co-star Graham McTavish. British actor Christopher Lee, who himself...
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Disney Reducing the Cost of ‘The Lone Ranger’

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August 16, 2011
The Lone Ranger

News has just surfaced that the costs associated with Disney’s Lone Ranger project are spiralling out of control. Now producer Jerry Bruckheimer is scrambling to shrink those costs down. There have been misleading rumors circling around recently that Disney has completely pulled the plug on the project altogether, but this couldn’t be further from...
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Angelina Jolie: Choosing Her Roles With Care

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June 10, 2011
Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie turned down a sequel to Wanted (2008), a decision that later cost her a role in Gravity (2012), but she know’s a good franchise when she sees one. The role she chose over Wanted’s sequel was for a role in an action movie called Salt (2010), a role in which she did...
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Bette Midler and Al Pacino Slated to Star in Upcoming HBO Film

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May 25, 2011
Bette Midler

HBO Films is planning the production of a TV movie about Phil Spector. Bette Midler has already signed up for the leading role, which could see the singer, actress and comedian star alongside another Hollywood A-Lister, Al Pacino. The cast will also be joined by Jeffrey Tambor. Oscar winning director David Mamet will direct...
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Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’: The Star Search Continues

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May 9, 2011
Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

Quentin Tarantino’s next big film project will be set amidst one of Americas darkest chapters in history. Django Unchained will be set in the Deep South during the slave era. Tarantino always wanted to make an entertaining spaghetti western, or in this case, southern. It will be a buddy buddy adventure flick. The two...
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Tetsuya Nakashima’s ‘Confessions’

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May 6, 2011
Confessions - movie - film

By Larry McCloskey Confessions (告白 Kokuhaku) is another example to the world that the Far East has taken revenge cinema to a whole new level over the past decade. Following in the elaborate vengeful footsteps of Park Chan-Wook’s Vengeance Trilogy, Confessions sees a teacher exact her punishment on the two pupils responsible for the death of...
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‘Fast Five’ Movie Tops Box Office and…

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May 6, 2011
Fast Five - movie

…Memphis Car Audio is probably laughing all the way to the bank as it is a product “partner” for the movie. Fast Five is the fifth movie in the Fast and Furious series of car tuner/racing/Vin Diesel flicks. And while some of the films tanked, Fast Five became a smash hit at the box office...
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